Senator Dean G. Skelos Indicted by a Grand Jury

Source: The┬áNew York Times Roughly three weeks after their arrest in a federal corruption case, Dean G. Skelos, the former majority leader of the New York Senate, and his son were indicted by a grand jury on Thursday on charges of extortion, wire fraud, conspiracy and bribe solicitation. The accusations in the six-count indictment handedContinue reading “Senator Dean G. Skelos Indicted by a Grand Jury”

Bipartisan agreements may improve Elmont’s quality of life

As of October 30, 2014 – the following agreements have been made by Republican and Democratic leadership in Nassau – to improve quality of life for taxpayers: * Creation of a new Felon Registry for Gun Crimes that requires all felons that are convicted of a gun crime, and those convicted of criminal possession ofContinue reading “Bipartisan agreements may improve Elmont’s quality of life”

We Started Here: “Coach T”

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This quote has been ascribed to the late Black luminary, Dr. Maya Angelou, and fits here as we feature the next young leader of our We Started Here series, which celebrates the effortsContinue reading “We Started Here: “Coach T””

3 Propositions for New York State

The Editorial Board, Newsday: Long Island voters will decide on several ballot propositions in addition to the top-ticket races this upcoming election. Here are Newsday’s recommendations. State Proposition: Reject NY State proposal on redistricting New York has an awful method of drawing electoral maps. The once-a-decade process often produces twisted political boundaries for Assembly, SenateContinue reading “3 Propositions for New York State”

We Started Here: Tammie

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “Some see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” Tammie asks, “why not?” We first learned of her impact and tireless work through a friend in Red Hook-Brooklyn who described to us a passionate young woman from ElmontContinue reading “We Started Here: Tammie”